The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a board eligible/certified Neuro-Ophthalmologist to join the faculty. This position is full-time, tenure-earning, tenured or non-tenure earning, Assistant, Associate or full Professor. Ophthalmology at UAB is a strong department that is well integrated with the departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuro-radiology to delivery coordinated state-of-the-art care to manage complex neuro-ophthalmic cases. Further, there are excellent opportunities for research within a well-funded vision research program focusing on retinal, optic nerve and neurologic disease. There is immediate opportunity to engage in a very busy clinical practice within a tertiary clinic. This neuro-ophthalmology clinic was established 15+ years ago, thus there is a pre-existing patient base, with a great precentage of referrals generated internally through the department. The Neuro-Ophthalmology clinic is located in the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Ocular surgeries are performed as well at the Callahan Eye Hospital, (over 10,000+) ocular surgeries are performed per year within 9 operating rooms, and the hospital will soon be expanding its operational capacity to 17 OR suites.
The department's practice has rapidly grown into the largest multi-specialty Ophthalmology practice in the state of Alabama. The group is comprised of more than 25 providers, seeing over 80,000 annual clinic visits within 10 clinics in multiple counties.
Academic rank of Assistant, Associate or Professor, tenure-earning, tenured or non-tenure earning and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Open Tenure
Candidates must have graduated from a fully accredited ophthalmology residency program and be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Alabama.
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Internal Number: 2028
About University of Alabama Birmingham
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.